May 22, 2008


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“HOW THE U.S. CAN ENSURE ENERGY SUPPLY FOR THE FUTURE”

Speaker: John Hofmeister, President
Shell Oil Company

To ensure U.S. energy for the future, the energy industry must address the delicate balance between energy production and consumption with increased supply. This includes a full array of energy sources: conventional and unconventional oil and gas, clean fossil fuels, alternative and renewable energy sources - including biofuels and hydrogen for transportation fuel, and wind and solar technology for electricity.

The industry must—and can, with advanced technology—conduct business in socially, economically, and environmentally responsible ways.

Plan to attend an inspirational evening where we will celebrate the multi-faceted achievements of several generations of superstars in the energy industry: The audience will include: 
 
  • SPE - Gulf Coast Section Scholarship and Houston SPE Auxiliary Scholarship winners, who are high school seniors planning to pursue engineering degrees, and their parents;
  • SPE - Gulf Coast Section Scholarship renewals, who are current petroleum engineering majors, and their parents;
  • SPE-GCS special award winners from the Science Engineering Fair of Houston in the Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Earth & Space Science, and Environmental Science, who are middle and high school students, and their parents and teachers;
  • SPE-GCS Scholarship winners for the Communities in School Houston program, a program for “at risk” high school seniors, and their parents;
  • SPE-GCS Young Professionals members, who are SPE members with less than 10 years industry experience. The YP was designed to identify and develop future leaders for SPE, to recognize and affirm the leadership potential of young members and to strengthen SPE through YP initiatives;
  • SPE-GCS Legion of Honor members, who have 50 years of SPE membership;
  • SPE Auxiliary members, which is the SPE spouses’ organization;
  • Various winners of SPE section and regional awards who will be recognized for volunteerism;
  • SPE members and their spouses.
SPE-GCS is requesting that companies sponsor tables at the banquet.  This sponsorship will entitle the sponsor company to two seats at a table and a marquee on that table.  The sponsor company will also be recognized in the program for their contribution to the evening.  The cost for sponsoring a table will be $500 donated to the SPE-GCS, a non-profit organization.

   
         
       
         

*Valet Parking at the Rice Hotel will be $10.00.

*Garage Parking (Enter on Travis Street) in Chase Contract Parking will be $8.00.


Featured Speakers

Speaker John Hofmeister
President Shell Oil Company John D. Hofmeister was named President of Houston-based Shell Oil Company in March 2005. In this position, he heads the US Country Leadership Team, which includes the leaders of all Shell businesses operating in the United States. Mr. Hofmeister became President after serving as Group Human ...

President
Shell Oil Company

John D. Hofmeister was named President of Houston-based Shell Oil Company in March 2005. In this position, he heads the US Country Leadership Team, which includes the leaders of all Shell businesses operating in the United States. Mr. Hofmeister became President after serving as Group Human Resource Director of the Shell Group, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.


In addition to his leadership at Shell, Mr. Hofmeister is chairman of the National Urban League and former chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, one of the largest economic development organizations in the country.


He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in political science from Kansas State University. He has lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Hofmeister is a member of the Department of Energy's new Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee and a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Policy Committee of the American Petroleum Institute.

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Organizer

David DellOsso


Date and Time

Thu, May 22, 2008

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Rice Hotel

909 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
USA